[IPython-user] help issues
arnd.baecker at web.de
Wed Jun 30 10:45:18 CDT 2004
On Tue, 29 Jun 2004, Fernando Perez wrote:
> Arnd Baecker wrote:
> > So after installing a fresh python 2.3.4, Numeric, ..., CVS scipy,
> > and CVS IPython I was prepared to go through my list of help problems.
> > Good news: I think there are no issues concerning help left!
Hmm, there is one thing which I forgot to mention -
the double-TAB problem:
In : import scipy
In : scipy.in
scipy.index_exp scipy.info scipy.inspect
scipy.index_tricks scipy.info_scipy_base scipy.integrate
scipy.indices scipy.innerproduct scipy.interpolate
scipy.inf scipy.insert scipy.invert
In : scipy.int
In : scipy.integrate.o
scipy.integrate.ode scipy.integrate.odeint scipy.integrate.odepack
In : scipy.integrate.o
--> Here one has to press TAB twice to get the list.
I don't know if there is a work-around.
Somehow I think it is a minor inconvenience, but it might
be confusing to new-comers.
> Yes, autoindent is now on by default (it has always existed). But it means
> that before you paste code, you _must_ turn it off or you'll end up with
> misindented text. @autoindent will toggle it back and forth for you.
If there was a way to bind (e.g.) CTRL-P (or whatever character)
to toggling this, that would be great.
(So before pasting CTRL-P and after that back to the auto-indent mode.
But, as far as I know, there is no way to do that
binding via readline (please correct me - readline gurus!).
> I decided to make it on by default, because I suspected (correctly it seems,
> since even a longtime user like you didn't know about it) that people didn't
Somehow I thought I had it on my wish-list, suggesting that
it is not implemented (saying something like this normally
invokes your time-machine and maybe that's what just happened here,
who will be able to tell?;-)
> know about the facility. I figured that once they got bitten by the pasting
> problem once they'd learn about it, and from then onwards they could toggle it
> as needed. If you want it off permanently, just set it off in your ipythonrc
> But I'm willing to reconsider the wisdom of having it on by default if you
> think this will lead to too much user confusion.
I think it is a good default (apart from pasting thing ;-)
More information about the IPython-user